What is imposter syndrome?

Imposter syndrome is a consistent feeling that your success is undeserved, or the sense that your own skills, efforts and experience are not enough or simply not legitimate. It manifests in people who have difficulty internalizing their own success.

Why is imposter syndrome important?

Impostor syndrome is an issue for organizations on several levels. It reduces well-being and increases the chance of both acute and chronic mental health issues. It isolates employees and negatively impacts relationships. And people suffering from imposter syndrome and afraid of failure are less likely to pursue innovation.

Examples of imposter syndrome

  • A sense of being a fraud
  • A fear of “inadequacy” being discovered
  • Difficulty internalizing success


How nilo.health can help

nilo.health’s one-on-one counseling sessions allow employees to address imposter syndrome directly with an experienced psychologist. Expert-led webinars and group sessions, such as “How to overcome imposter syndrome and self doubts”, provide further opportunities to explore the topic in a supportive environment of peers.

The wide range of tools and programs available on the nilo.health platform help employees and leaders learn and integrate skills critical to building a mental health-friendly workplace, including psychologically safe team communication, mindfulness and building self-worth.

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